December 10, 2016
Old Time Radio review of a seldom heard series
BULLDOG DRUMMOND was a confusing show. Several of the unearthed episodes take place in New York, or the USA. Several others take place in the United Kingdom somewhere which is where the films generally took place. Drummond was basically your "poor man's Sherlock Holmes". Although he had several differences. He was a former fighter in wars, did not smoke a pipe and was not addicted to opium, to name a few and was more of a sleuth than a detective. But like Holmes, Drummond always got his man in the allotted 30 or 60 minutes without fail. As campy as they are I find them quite entertaining and I recommend them to anyone who is a fan of such flat-foots as Nick Carter, Private Detective, Nero Wolf, the Thin Man, Boston Blackie, Sam Spade, etc... They all had either a side kick or beautiful woman to aide in the mundane. Only because I am a huge fan of the noir detective formula, I give this series an un-earned 5 star rating!